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Crude Dreams: A Personal History of Oil and Politics in Alaska

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In February 1968, the rumors became reality: An ARCO drilling rig has struck oil -- lots of oil -- on Alaska's remote North Slope. Jack Roderick's story of oil and politics in Alaska reads like a novel as he tells of the risky, expensive, and mostly frustrating search for oil across the Northland. Oil companies watch one another jealously. Small independents and the new st ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Epicenter Press
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Aug 03, 2010 rated it liked it
An important book for Alaskans to read. There are a fair number of good tales of adventure in prospecting and gambling, with enough discourse on royalties, leasing, tariffs, petroleum accounting and lawsuits to last any Alaska politics-watcher a lifetime.
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